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75 Ohm Cripmer that doesn't run 50 dollars?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Eric_Connelly, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Eric_Connelly

    Eric_Connelly Well-Known Member

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    Our TV sits partly in a recessed area in our Great Room. I plan on retiling our upstairs bathroom and thought this recessed area was a good place to practice.

    The guy had drilled a hole just the size of the cable and it wouldn't fit back down the hole with the connector on it.

    I whacked it off figuiring I'll just recrimp it afterwards...well then I couldnt find a crimper for under 50 bux.

    I need this once....and only once....is there a half way decent cheap way to do this?

    I'm half tempted to stop by the Dish Store a mile away that I had setup our system and ask him to borrow one for 15 minutes [​IMG]

    Also where can I get the good 75ohm end connectors? RS and Home Depot didn't have the good ones, this is for a cable running from the Dish to to a diplexer that splits into a 811 HD unit.

    Thanks
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    See about borrowing one. I would recommend using a compression fitting.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    If not, you can get twist-on F-connectors at Radio Shack and the hardware stores. If you install them properly I’ve found they work surprisingly well, especially if you don’t have a need to disconnect and re-connect them a lot.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. Dean_S

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    I agree with Wayne. I've had excellent luck with the twist ons but mostly use the regular crimp style with a $12 tool. I have $100 compression crimp tool and loads of the compression f-connectors but it's very difficult to use correctly, so I don't use it b/c I'm always in a hurry and don't want to mess with it.
     
  5. Adam Gregorich

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    I am the total opposite of Dean. I have never had much luck with twist ons or the crimp style, but have found compression fittings to be much easier to install and provide a much better connection.
     

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